River Thames Conditions Widgets

Non-Tidal Thames

The ultimate conditions widgets


-select the three stretch widget

-or choose the single stretch widget


-current Fluvial state

Permanent display on any screen

iPhone, iPad, Mac

Updated in real time

Multiple copies if you wish

Free to download, install and use

and much more...


Works on these platforms





Not a standard widget, so needs four steps

1. Download the Scriptable app (Free)

2. Download the Conditions file or files (Free)

3. Insert your stretch numbers

4. Add to Home Screen(s)

Detailed set up instructions:

Download the Scriptable app

The app (which is free to download, install and use) needs to be downloaded and installed on each device where you wish to display a conditions widget. Search for 'Scriptable' in the Apple App Store.

Open Scriptable and click +

This will create a new, blank widget into which you will paste the code downloaded in the Conditions file (see 2. Conditions).

You will need to download whichever widget(s) you wish to use (non-tidal small, non-tidal medium, tidal).

Download links

Single Stretch, non-tidal

Triple stretch, non-tidal


Save the downloaded script

Select all, copy, then paste into the new Scriptable (blank) widget previously created. You may also save a copy of the downloaded script to keep for reuse if needed. Now go to 3. Stretches.

You now need to add the stretches of interest (non-tidal only).

Check stretch number(s) here

Single stretch, non-tidal

Near the top of the newly created Scriptable widget file is a line
let stretchNumber1 = '28';
- just change the '28' to the number of your desired stretch (stretches 1 - 9) MUST include a leading zero).

Triple stretch, non-tidal

Near the top of the newly created Scriptable widget file are three lines
let stretchNumber1 = '28';
let stretchNumber2 = '29';
let stretchNumber3 = '30';
- just change each ('28', '29', '30') to the number of your desired stretch (stretches 1 - 9) MUST include a leading zero). Stretches do not need to be contiguous. Now go to 4. Add Widgets.


This file is already set up for the correct Fluvial widget.

The final step is to add your Widget(s) to your Home screen.

Adding widgets

How to instal your Conditions Widget

Apple's generic widget instructions.

Choose Scriptable and the right size widget

For a single stretch or tidal widget, choose the small widget; for the three stretch widget choose the medium size; then follow Apple's set up instructions. Select Conditions1, Conditions3 or Conditionsf for single non-tidal, triple non-tidal or tidal respectively

For more than three stretches

Create one or more copies of your Conditions3 file (Note: in scriptable, long press Conditions3 and select Duplicate) change the stretch numbers to your additional choice and add the new widget (Conditions3 1, Conditions3 2 etc) to your nome screen.

Conditions Updates

Each time the widget self-updates, the current conditions are downloaded from the EA site. Updates occur at roughly 15-30 minute intervals and this is a function of iOS (or iPadOS); forcing the widget to update is not possible.


Tap any 'board' in your Widget

And see the current condition for every stretch on the non-tidal

Tap any 'board'

To open the view to see all non-tidal conditions.

Choose section to view

Lechlade to Oxford; Oxford to Henley; Henley to Teddington.

Current conditions for chosen stretches

Tap another section to change view.

Open Interactive Conditions map

See the entire non-tidal river overlayed with the current condition for each stretch.

Widget F.A.Q

Frequently Asked Questions

The widget is free to download and free to use.

No, the widget needs Scriptable which is only available for Apple devices.

This is determined by Apple, but is typically every five minutes or so.

Free app guide to tidal and non-tidal Thames and Wey Navigation

The RiverThamesGuide app for all leisure activities on the Thames


You can overlay the route of the Thames Path on the interactive map.


As well as using the Journey Planner, you can view Portage maps for those locks so equipped.


Overlay camp sites on the interactive map; click a tent for facilities and contact details.


Add designated fishing locations as an overlay on the interactive map.

Paddle Boarding

The Journey Planner includes timing at one mph (typical boarding speed).


Many of the camp sites shown on the map also provide facilities for caravans.

RiverThamesGuide app

Click for info and download instructions

Interactive Map

Overlay a map of the river with any combination of locks, moorings, marinas, bridges, sanitation, fishing, camping, fuel, pubs, Thames path, Emergency RV points.

Journey Planner

Choose from 100+ locations (for Thames; 40+ on Wey) and find the sailing distance, sailing time (at 5, 4, 3, 2 , 1 mph) and number of locks to transit.

Current Conditions

Link to EA site for current conditions on non-tidal Thames; better still, install the Non-Tidal Thames Shortcut (includes option to see map overlayed with live conditions).

River Weather

See the current and short term forecast for selected locations on the River Thames.


Check the clearance (expected gap between water and underside of bridge) for any of the bridges; find the expected water depth for any section.

Advice and Guidance

Read the official guidance for safe boating; check the safety steps prior to sailing; read what to do in an emergency; check nautical terms in the Glossary.


What users say about the app

My customers and all my colleagues involved in the leisure boating scene on the Thames and Wey have found the River Thames Guide App really useful as a practical river guide, a trade directory and the map helpful in locating the best boating facilities on the River Thames and connecting waterways..

Mike Cook

Thames Boat House Ltd

The River Thames Guide App is the best way to plan your boating journey afloat or your towpath ramble ashore.


British Marine London and Thames Valley

It is really so useful to determine the sailing distance and number of locks for planned journeys.


Thames motor yacht owner

We find the information invaluable when sailing as so much of the river has poor phone coverage (so no Internet); the breadth of detail is a tribute to the app's author.

Matt and Joan

Weekend sailors (upper reaches)

Ready access to details of portage is really helpful when canoeing on the Thames as is the listing of slipways from where we can launch.

Peter W.

Canoeist and sometime fisherman


Contact Jeff (app author)